Shadow Company, Shane Black's first script (1984) – Shane Black's first script. Written in 1984. Got him his first agent. Optioned by Universal. After the success of Lethal Weapon, John Carpenter came on as director (this would have been his follow-up to They Live) and Walter Hill attached himself as executive producer. This draft is dated October 20, 1988 and is co-written by Black's pal, Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps, The Monster Squad).
Oscar night funds academy's other projects – In addition to retaining prints of nearly every best picture Oscar winner since the ceremony started in 1929, the academy has literally millions of film-related items dating to the industry's inception. "The academy has 10 million photographs, 100 million press-clip files, 80,000 screenplays, 34,000 movie posters — stuff that never should be allowed to die," Sherak says.